Almond Cookies

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Maida

1/2 cup melted Butter

1/2 cup Almond powder

11/2 tsp Baking powder

3/4 cup sugar (powder)

1/2 tsp Cardamom powder (Elachi)

1/4 tsp Vanilla essence

3 tblsp Milk

a pinch of Salt

few pieces of Almond on top of cookies (optional)

Method

Mix maida and baking powder and sieve them at least two times.

Whisk butter and sugar together in separate bowl.

Now add maida and almonds powder in the batter and mix properly.

Now add vanilla essence, cardamom powder, salt and milk and make soft dough by using your hands.

Grease the baking tray with little oil.

Make smooth small balls and keep it between your palms and press it with light hands. Fix the half chopped almond at the center of the cookies and keep it in the tray.

Prepare all cookies in the same manner and place them in the tray. While placing the cookies in the tray make sure that 2 cookies are kept at a distance as their size increases on getting baked.

Pre-heat the oven at 180 centigrade. Put the tray into the oven for 15 minutes set at 180 centigrade temperature.

Now check the cookies that it has turned light brown from the upper surface and dark brown from the corners. This means your cookies are properly baked. But if this is not the case, then bake them for another 4-5 minutes.

Take out the tray from the oven and let the cookies cool down. Store in an airtight container.